Funds being raised for after school program

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West Middleton is seeking to create an after school program that will allow students to participate in fun, safe activities that will enhance their learning. 

The Middleton Equity Team (MET) is hoping to raise $23,000 to fund the after school program for second semester of the 2017-18 school year. They will be seeking funds from other sources, including grants.

The MCPASD Education Foundation has agreed to act as a pass-through agent for donations. Community members interested in contributing can send a check to the Education Foundation, 7106 South Ave., Middleton, WI 53562. Please note in the memo line that the funds are for the West Middleton After-School Program.

You may also donate on the Foundation's website. Click on the donate button in the Donate Online box. Please note in the special instructions to seller area that the funds are for the West Middleton After-School Program.

All gifts are tax-deductible.

Other organizations supporting this effort include the District, the Elver Park Neighborhood Center, Madison Police Department, Middleton Department of Public Lands, Recreation, and Forestry, the Urban League, and the Middleton Equity Team.

The school’s attendance area includes students from the Elver Park area, located in Madison, about 15 minutes away from West Middleton. These students are part of the District, although the Elver Park area lacks safe and accessible after-school opportunities for students.  

West Middleton will partner with teachers, school staff, parents, community agencies, and volunteers to run two after-school clubs in high-interest areas for 2 hours after school  Monday through Thursday. The hope is to serve about 100 students each day. 

Staff and volunteers will provide supervision, activities and homework support. The District will provide transportation, while the West Middleton PTO will help with supplies.

Volunteers are also needed to help lead or supervise activities. Potential activities include sports, beading, yoga, nature and more. If you are interested, please call Jenni Vondrak at 608-829-9364.

The Middleton Equity Team (MET) is a group of community leaders who have been working to overcome barriers in our community and providing opportunities for all citizens to succeed and thrive. Members include: Ron Biendseil (Middleton Commission on Youth), Gurdip Brar (Middleton Mayor), Percy Brown, Jr. (Director of Equity and Student Achievement, MCPASD), Susan Demel (Blackhawk Church), Chuck Foulke (Middleton Chief of Police), Paul Harshner (St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Middleton), Rev. James Iliff (Middleton Community United Church of Christ), Katrina Krych (West Middleton principal), Sarah Shatz (Joining Forces for Families), and Jenni Vondrak (West Middleton staff member).